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all: cbs cares! to learn why people voted the way they did today. we talked to some of them. here now with what we found out. good evening. >> the unemployment rate may be down to 4.9%. the economy was most important issue for both parties today. let's look at republicans first. a third of republicans told us the economy was their top issue. government spending came in second at 28%. among those who made the economy their top issue, look at huh they broke. donald trump got most of these voters. 36%. marco rubio, 25%. the economy playing for donald trump. >> the economy the top issue among democratic voters. there you see, 38% saying the most important. followed by income inequality at 27%. now, of those democratic voters who said that the economy and jobs are most important. 62% of those voters went to hillary clinton. 36% went to bernie sanders.
particularly interesting because of course senator sanders made income inequality and economy signature issues. >> as donald trump pointed out, the median income of americans has declined since the last presidential election. >> elaine, anthony, thank you very much. we will go to bob schieffer who is with our two cbs news political contributors, peggy noonan, and jamaal buoy. >> if i was writing a press release for the mainstream taditional republicans, the washington republican establishment, i would start it out like snoopy would i would start it was a dark and stormy night. this is the night they never thought would happen. peggy, they never took donald trump seriously. they're past the denial now. they're coming to grips with the
fact that donald trump is on his way to getting the republican nomination. and the alternative that may be emerging is some one that washington republicans, especially in the senate like, dislike even more than donald trump, and that is ted cruz. what, what are they going to do? >> it is an amazing moment. they, of course, they being the washington establishment, republican establishment, they do not want trump for all the reasons you know. and everybody knows. they also do not want the man who i think emerged as his challenger, tonight, ted cruz. i think a lot of people had been thinking it would be marco rubio who would be coming up. he would be the anti-trump. i think it has not worked well for him tonight. he still hasn't won something.
and if you are going to be a winner it is important to win something. i think virginia was probably a big disappointment. i thought rubio's comments in his interview with charlie rose in which he said, threw down the gauntlet. he said a trump nomination will destroy the republican party. it will split the republican party. he will fight to the end. this is epic. >> what do you think? >> real open question, if trump coes and march 15, takes primaries, and he is the nominee, presumptive one. republicans like marco rubio they said these things they have to make a choice are they going to fall behind him or reject him. if they reject him, then they have to say to themselves, they're forfeiting the white house now. the more important thing here is to prevent a trump takeover of the republican party and prevent a destruction of conservative movement, conservatism. >> you know, i heard today from republican leaders, senior people in washington, who say
they're now hoping for an open convention. how long has it been since you have heard leaders of either party say, what we really want is an open convention. they want to sew it before they get to it. >> yes, party leaders exist so that they can continue themselves and have a certain amount of predictability, stability built into the system. they don't want an open convention. they all call it a brokered convention. that's because they still have the illusion that they will be the brokers. i'm not sure that's so. this thing i think, if it goes to the convention, if it goes to the floor, wow. that would be a donnybrook. >> let's talk a little bit about the democrats. what about hillary clinton? is she well on her way now to getting the nomination? >> 100%. this was a great night for her. expected to continue doing as well. the upcoming primaries all have similar combination. virginia, georgia, large african-american population, substantial latino populations
and enough white voters to bring her the the extra mile. this is sort of just a steady march to the nomination for clinton. with that said, that does not mean bernie sanders needs to give up or leave. from the beginning it's clear that bernie sanders is much more concerned about his message. >> he said actually and said again tonight i will see you in philadelphia at the convention. he is not going anywhere. >> the "cbs overnight news" will be right back. technology. technology... say, have you seen all the amazing technology in geico's mobile app? mobile app? look. electronic id cards, emergency roadside service, i can even submit a claim. wow... yep, geico's mobile app works like a charm. geico. expect great savings and a whole lot more. it's easy for me cause look at as it is her.him... aw... so we use k-y ultragel. it enhances my body's natural moisture so i can get into the swing of it a bit quicker.
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another election year battle, centers on the vacancy for the supreme court. senate republicans want to leave the nomination to the next president, well today the current president tried to change their minds. here is chief legal correspondent jan crawford. >> reporter: the meeting with republican senate leadership was little more than a photo op. >> thank you, guys. come on. >> thank you. >> minority leader harry reid. >> we can at least meet with the president's nominee which should be coming quickly. they were adamant. they said no. we are not going to do this at all. >> majority leader mitch mcconnell said reid would do the same thing. >> if the shoe were on the other foot do any of you think the democrat majority in the senate would be confirming a republican president's nomination in the last year of his term? of course not. >> reporter: the president now is narrowing his list of nominees. and in search of a solid liberal with a sterling resume who
brings diversity such as federal judge ketanji brown jackson. and, federal appeals court, paul watford, former supreme court clerk and corporate lawyer. and patricia millett, lawyer in the election, all things being equal some democrats think the president will tap a nominee that can help rally the base since turnout in november could well be the key to the white house. >> jan crawford, thanks. apple's top lawyer told congress today they thief could steal more information from an iphone than by breaking into a house. that's why apple is fighting a court order to unlock an iphone used by one of the san bernardino terrorists. the fbi director presented his case for opening the phone. here's jeff pegues. >> reporter: fbi director james comey says what investigators
are asking of apple is simple. >> we are asking apple, take the vicious guard dog away. let us try to pick the lock. >> reporter: law makers question whether investigators have done everything in their power to break into the killer's iphone before taking apple to court. republican congressman daryl issa. >> are you testifying today that you and/or contractors that you employ could not achieve this without demanding an unwilling partner do it? >> correct. >> congressman john conyers, a michigan democrat questioned the timing of the case. >> i would be deeply disappointed if the turns out that the government is fund to be exploiting a national tragedy to pursue a change in the law. >> reporter: last december, sayed farook and his wife,
killed 14 people in the deadliest terrorist attack on u.s. soil since september 11th. in the days and weeks after at take -- investigators attempted to extract info mum the iphone. the fbi made a mistake, resetting farook's passworded than at prohibited the iphone from syncing from farook's icloud online backup. still, comey insists, investigators need access to the data o the iphone itself. the fbi director acknowledged getting it will have international implications. >> jeff pegues in the washington newsroom for us. thank you. hundreds of police officers paid their final respects today. at the funeral of ashley guindon in virginia. the prince william county rookie cop was shot on saturday while responding to a domestic violence case. it was her first day on the job. she was 28. sportscaster erin andrews tells a jury she will never be the same after being photographed
nude in her hotel room. and bill cosby's criminal case has been put on hold. the "cbs overnight news" will be right back. erin andrews today, is suing the man who took the video and the hotel where it happened for $75 million. anna werner is following the case. >> i have to always get treatment for this. >> reporter: the 37-year-old sportscaster cried throughout
her two days of testimony telling the jury she has dealt with embarrassment, humiliation and depression since being stalked and secretly videotaped while naked in her room at this nashville hotel in 2008. >> i feel like if i can do the top nfl game and work the world series and pass out the trophy, then people will forget. and hopefully i will forget. >> have you been able to forget? >> no. >> reporter: andrews says she is now paranoid every time she checks into a hotel room. >> i instantly cover the peephole. and then i -- i do check of the room. i look everywhere. >> reporter: in a video deposition, her stalker, michael barrett testified he picked andrews because she was trending online. he used a house phone at the marriott where andrews was staying to find her room number. >> they connected me.
the house phone. concierge phone shows the room number. what room number. barrett shot cell phone video through a peep hole and put the naked video of andrews on line where it has been watched more than 17 million times. andrews says the staff at the nashville marriott should have told her when barrett asked to stay in the room next to hers. in cross-examination, lawyers for the hotel owner, marriott franchiseee emphasized andrews professional success since the videos came out. >> you have done very well in your career since 2009? >> yes. >> barrett pled guilty to stalking andrews in 2010. and was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison. she wasn't his only victim, scott. the former insurance executive testified he also posted videos of 10 other women online. anna werner, thank you very much. in pennsylvania an appeals court put the sexual assault criminal case against bill cosby on hold. cosby accused of drugging and molesting a woman in 2004. a hearing schedule ford next week has been postponed while the court now considers cosby's motion to have the case thrown out. coming up next, larry sanders casts a super tuesday vote for his little brother.
we ebbed with a view of the u.s. presidential electtion across the pond. mark phillips caught up with the first brother in waiting. >> you are right. just so, mind-boggling. >> before there was bernie, there was larry. larry is bernie sanders older brother by six years. close through childhood and life. watching his brother's campaign from a distance, larry has been surprised by a couple of things. starting with the name. >> people say, well, bernie. >> bernie to larry it has never been bernie. it has been. >> bernard. bernard, really. >> larry has lived in england since 1969. mostly in the university town of
oxford where he taught and practiced social work. from where he has been more than a little bemused at bernie or bernard's current hip campaign image. >> he is being called cool? >> you find that amusing? >> it is. cool is not the word that comes to mind. >> dorothy and elias sanders didn't raise cool children they raised political ones. larry too has run for office. he lost badly. still a brother watching from afar can be a useful sounding bar for a presidential candidate. >> he calls says how am i doing? >> he doesn't say how am i doing? he says things, it's a hard job. it is going pretty well. i don't know what is going to happen next. >> neither does larry. >> have you bought your suit for the inauguration? >> i have a jacket for interviews, suit comes next. >> but larry is going to watch bernie's campaign a little more
before placing his order at the tailor. mark phillips, cbs news, oxford, england. that's the "cbs overnight news" for this wednesday. for some of you, the news continues. for others check back with us a little bit later. for the morning news and of course cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm scott pelley.
>> you are going to look back on this night and you will say this was an amazing evening. >> we have come too far to stop now. we have got to keep going. >> i will unite this party. we will grow it. we will win in november. >> people, when we stand together, we'll be victorious. >> we will not let the american light go out. we will fight for our constitution. >> i hope you will stand up for me. i hope you will fight for me. >> everybody, i love you. get out and vote. vote. vote. vote. ♪ ♪ good evening. i'm scott pelley with our super tuesday, super team, norah o'donnell, john dickerson, charlie rose, anthony mason, bob
schieffer with our political panel including peggy noonan and jamel buoy. it is the biggest night yet of campaign 2016 as america chooses a new president. >> nearly half the delegates needed to capture the republican nomination were up for grabs tonight along with a third of the delegates needed for the democratic nomination. let's have a look at the republicans. trump won georgia, alabama, virginia, tennessee, arkansas, massachusetts, and vermont. but ted cruz won his home state of texas, the biggest delegate prize of the night. and neighboring oklahoma. so he survives to fight another day. marco rubio gets his first win in minnesota. >> on the democratic side, hillary clinton has won massachusetts, georgia, virginia, alabama, tennessee, arkansas, and texas. and bernie sanders won his home state of vermont as well as oklahoma, minnesota, and colorado.
>> so, john dickerson, what have we learned tonight? >> well, we learned it is a good night for the front-runners. what about the challengers? in the democratic race? bernie sanders got some wins. he got wins in states with the liberal electorate and not an, pretty white electorate. that doesn't suggest he will be able to fix his problem in the democratic party where african-americans are playing a central role he has been able to make inroads. into that constituency. on the republican side. best of all outcomes for donald trump. he won big in a bunch of states. yet his competition has enough hope that allows them to survive. which means his competition continues to be split. there is not a single alternative to donald trump. >> john dickerson. thank you very much. major garrett is in palm beach, florida, where donald trump held a news conference tonight. florida is the next big contest. winner take all. coming up in two weeks. major? >> reporter: scott, on the biggest night of his political career, donald trump did not
rent a hall and pack it full of cheering supporters. instead, he decked the stage of his, the opulent stage of his ballroom here at the mir-a-lago resort with american flags and a podium giving it all we assume by design the look and feel, just a little bit of an east room presidential news conference. we asked trump to respond to criticism today from republican leaders in congress including house speaker paul ryan. that trump had not done enough to disavow ku klux klan and other hate groups like that. trump said he did in fact disavow them. david duke and others like them and said he would work with leaders in congress including paul ryan. then he added, "ryan better play ball or else." >> i'm going to get along great with congress. paul ryan. i don't know him well. sure i am going to get along great with him. if i don't, he will have to pay a big price, okay. we have done something that almost nobody thought could be done. and i'm very proud of it.
i just want to leave you with this, i am a unifier. i would love to see the republican party and everybody get together and unify. and when we unify, there is nobody, nobody that is going to beat us. thank you very much, everybody. thank you. thank you very much. thank you. >> trump did not declare himself presumptive republican nominee but did say he is expanding and remaking the gop. and he made it clear that -- trump sees a multicandidate field ahead as something that works to his advantage. it will divide the anti-trump vote. this race turns into a completely different stage on march 15th when big states like ohio and florida have primaries and award their delegates to the winner, winner take all. charlie. >> joining us now, winner of the republican primary in home state of texas, senator ted cruz. senator, thank you for joining
us. i should also say you won oklahoma as well. that means that you have won three primary states. a caucus state. my question to begin what does this mean for your campaign? >> well, charlie, thank you for having me. a terrific night tonight. what we have seen throughout the course of this whole primary has been a gradually winnowing process. started out a year ago, 17 candidates. first four states, winnowed that considerably. tonight did that even more. and for the republicans, 65% to 70% of republicans who recognize donald trump its not the best candidate to go head-to-head with hillary clinton. if donald is our nominee, all likelihood we lose to hillary clinton in the general election. what i hope and believe will happen coming out of this is that we will see republicans unifying and coming together in this election. coming together that the strongest campaign to beat donald trump is our campaign. >> senator ted cruz. congratulations again. thank you for joining us this evening. >> thank you, charlie.
thank you for having me. >> speaking of hillary clinton. she won seven states tonight. now she is looking ahead to florida which is two weeks from today. nancy cordes in miami where a clinton campaign rally has just wrapped up. nancy, good evening. >> reporter: good evening. clinton didn't just win big in the south tonight. she won by 30 points. 40 points. in alabama, up to 60 points. those kinds of margins are really going to drive up the number of delegates that she takes home tonight. that upset win in massachusetts was just the icing on the cake for her. sanders came out early in the night, spoke in his home state of vermont. when clinton took the stage here in miami, she barely mentioned him. instead, she positioned herself as the anti-trump. not mentioning donald trump by name saying she doesn't want to build walls. she wants to tear down barriers. and she argued that what the country really needs is a little love and kindness. >> this country belongs to all of us. not just those at the top.
[ cheers and applause ] not just to people who look one way, worship one way, or even think one way. [ applause ] >> we can disagree on a democracy. that's what a democracy is about. but i hope all of us agree that we are going to not allow billionaires and their super pacs to destroy american democracy. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: sanders took home trophies of his own. he won in vermont, oklahoma, minnesota, colorado. and he certainly has the money to keep going. but the reality is, norah, it would take some kind of major development at this point to change the trajectory of the race. >> nancy cordes, thank you very much. the "cbs overnight news" will be right back.
welcome back to the overnight news. i'm don dahler. super tuesday delivered major victories for gop front-runner, donald trump. the question now, can any one or anything stop him from winning the nomination? jan crawford has more on the billionaire's remarkable political rise. >> if you told anyone a year ago that donald trump on super tuesday was going to be the republican front-runner, i mean people would have laughed at you. i mean his brazen campaign, it has been anything but ordinary. but for trump it is working. >> reporter: when donald trump descended on a presidential race last june. >> i will build a great, great wall.
>> reporter: the billionaire's bid for the white house quickly became a late night punchline. >> donald trump announced today he is running for president of the united states. which by the way traditionally means six more weeks of comedy. >> only losers walk. presidents take stair force one. within weeks, trump soared to the top of the republican polls. and no candidate or controversy has been able to topple him. >> they're bringing drugs. they're bringing crime. >> reporter: he has taken aim at mexican immigrants. >> they're rapists, some i assume are good people. >> reporter: he criticized senator john mccain. >> he is a war hero because he was captured the i look people who weren't captured. hate to till you. >> reporter: battled with journalist megyn kelly. >> you call women you don't like, fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals. your twitter account. >> only rosie o'donnell. >> reporter: every time talking heads swore his run was over. >> i dent know what i said.
i don't remember. >> how can you succeed when you >> how can you become president, you can't, saying things like that. >> every time they were wrong. >> i saw the destruction of a presidential. >> the more outrageous he is the more republican voters he gets more appealing to. >> reporter: even in december when trump proposed this. >> for a total complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states. >> reporter: the white house didn't hold back. >> the fact that what donald trump said yesterday disqualifies him from serving as president. >> reporter: the voters rallied. >> nothing undoes this guy. he is the closest thing to a candidate who says what he means and means what he says. the strategist, among those, surprised to see trump make it this far. >> republicans were looking for the antithesis of barack obama and they found it in donald
trump. >> i'm really rich. >> trump is agitated. irritable. rough, but everything that the republican primary electorate is looking for. >> i could stand in the middle of fifth avenue and shoot somebody i wouldn't lose any voters, okay. it is like incredible. >> it just goes on and on. he said he saw thousand of people celebrating in new jersey on 9/11. he had a dustup with the pope. i mean the pope. and so far, he sailed above it all. trump's main political opponents, namely ted cruz and marco rubio continue to press the front-runner to release his tax returns. they insist he must have something to hide. julianna goldman has details. >> reporter: if donald trump released his tax returns, it would show his income, what percent he is paying in taxes how much he is giving away and to what charities. he says he can't. >> i was the first one to file a financial disclosure form. almost 100 pages. you don't learn anything about
somebody's wealth with a tax return. >> donald trump says the internal revenue service is keeping him from releasing his tax returns. >> for many years, i have been audited every year. 12 years or something like that. every year they audit me. audit me. audit me. the only reason you don't release them is because he is afraid he will get hit. >> reporter: is no rule preventing trump from releasing them, audited or not. something the irs cannot confirm. federal law prohibits them disclosing if a private citizen is beegs -- is being audited. >> i give money to people. charities. i love people. i think, i am a nice person. i want to be a nice person. his campaign says he has given away over $100 million. trump's tax returns would provide a complete picture. >> that's the part that is really tricky. and you know, nobody is required to disclose their private donations. but we don't have a sense of whether that is true or not. >> stacy palmer editor of the chronicle of philanthropy.
>> there haven't been announcements from recipients. >> to get a sense of trump's philanthropy, we turned to five years of tax filings for his donald j. trump foundation. over that period, it gave away just over $5.2 million. the list of grant recipient skews towards celebrity. in 2014, donations from the trump foundation dropped 35% from the year before. anybody who gives money is a philanthropist. girl scout who sells cookies is a philanthropisten a lot of people's definition. is he one of the biggest donors or influential ones in american philanthropy. no. we don't see evidence of that. more than 60% of the money the trump foundation gives away doesn't come from the billionaire. comes from outside donors. one new york donor gave $1.9 million to the foundation. norah as for trump's recent charity drive for veterans, he says he distributed millions his campaign won't provide a list of
where the money has gone. >> cbs news investigation found a pennsylvania company was not only passing off cheap cheese, as parmesan or romano but a long history of dangerous health hazards in its facility. jim axelrod reports. >> you think when fda investigators found castle cheese. marketing 100% parmesan cheese, that was actually 0% parmesan, the company had a problem. >> the product they were marketing on the label is not what they were selling. >> reporter: the u.s. attorney brought the case against the company after an fda inspection in 2012 found the parmesan was a mixture of cheaper cheeses. like swiss and cheddar. and in one case, an unknown ingredient. >> advertising as parmesan, and putting something else so the supplier scud make more none knee. that is clearly fraud on the consumer. >> this was fraudulent in your
view? >> yes. >> reporter: we found fraud might not be the worst of it. these fda records show finished cheese was stored in this unrefrigerated room, which could cause bacteria to thrive. what's more, the company found listeria, potentially deadly pathogen in its production area ten times. but castle continued to produce and sell to target and wal-mart without testing it. that might be troubling enough. if we didn't also find records from the pennsylvania department of agriculture which inspected castle around the same time as the the fda. those records tell a very ditch rent story. in june, 2012, the state inspector, david trotter wrote -- his glowing reviews tind until august of 2013. when he left the department of agriculture for a new job. director of quality control at castle cheese.
i'm with cbs news. >> we asked trotter to explain his reviews of castle. but he declined. castle cheese is no longer on the market. the company filed for bankrupt see in 2014. as for the fda, in the process of rolling out new safety regulations which they told us will help get federal and state inspectors on the same page. jim axelrod, cbs news, new york. x sinus-max. too late, we're about to take off. these dissolve fast. they're new liquid gels. and you're coming with me... you realize i have gold status? mucinex sinus-max liquid gels. dissolves fast to unleash max strength medicine. let's end this.
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people are talking how oscar host chris rock joked about the lack of diversity at this year's academy awards. but for some african-american actors there is nothing funny about it. many have found television offers greater opportunities. ben tracy sat down with legendary producer, norman leer who gained fame and fortune bringing the lives of black americans to the small screen. ♪ well we are moving on up >> reporter: more than 40 years ago, norman leer pioneered a new genre of sitcoms by casting black men in leading roles. the jeffersons portrayed a wealthy family and aired on cbs for ten years. how big of a deal was this show when it was on the air in terms of what it depicted? >> i learned later about the big deal as -- as people of color came to me and talked to me
about what the show meant to them. russell simmons saw george jefferson write a check. and he never forgot. that is the moment he learned he told me that a black man could write a check. >> what it need is some more green. >> what norman brought to situation comedy this idea that it was, profitable and successful for tv shows to talk about what was happening in the culture at the time. in an episode that aired in 1976, the lead characters openly exchanged slurs. >> don't call me honky. >> why are you so sensitive all of a sudden? >> he is not the only one. >> how would you like it if i called you [ bleep ]? >> you called me [ bleep ]. >> the success of leer's programs paved the way for the cosby show. and the fresh prince of bel air. >> in west philadelphia. >> these depictions of upper middle-class black families
rarely included racial issues. >> it doesn't feel like we talk about these things as forth rightly as you are doing on television. >> america doesn't look itself in the mirror and see itself honestly. as the a consequence we don't have good, reliable honest conversations about our problems. >> i need a real woman. >> now we reached a point where all tv networks are so desperate for audience they're turning to women and they're turning to people of color who proportionately watch television more than white audiences. >> this is important. we are all going to sit and watch it together. this week, the abc comedy "blackish" broadcast an episode on police brutality. >> crowds are intensely awaiting the decision. is any one going to explain what is happening. what will we tell them? the. >> the truth.
>> they're not just children. they're black childrenment they knead to know the world they're living in. >> much of the diversity on television has not made it to the big screen. >> women and people of color are underrepresent ra sent in television just like in film, but in film it is much worse. a study released by the university of southern california shows a predominantly white hollywood and examined speaking characters in 400 movies, tv and streaming shows. 71.7% are white. 12.2% are black. 5.8% are latino or hispanic. >> you have many of your scripts here on the wall. norman leer is developing a show for netflix with an all latino cast. >> do you think television is pushing the envelope today as much as you did back then? >> i didn't think he were pushing an envelope. >> and reflecting society as it is, is still leer's passion. for cbs this morning, ben tracy, los angeles. >> the "cbs overnight news" will be right back.
a woman from maine recovering nicely after a kidney transplant. the operations don't usually make the news. but it is how linda demming managed to find a kidney that is worth a look. dana jacobson has the story. >> reporter: for over a year, linda demming hated her morning routine. three days a week she gets up before dawn and drives 20 minutes to a dialysis center. it is a four-hour process and leaves her exhausted. but on monday as she left the center one last time. the 63-year-old grandmother was overcome with relief. hours later. >> hi. she met her donor for the first time in person. >> thank you so much. >> demming's search began 14 months ago when tests revealed
her kidneys stopped functioning. they crashed. they went real bad. we don't know why all of a sudden that they changed so much. but they did. so that's when i had to get, signed up for dialysis. >> doctors told her she need a kidney transplant to survive. >> we asked our friends. we asked our families. and, we got six people to step forward to, be tested. none of them tested well. >> she was put on a transplant list but was deter menned to find a living donor on her own. road signs. printed posters and making buttons asking potential volunteers to get tested. it was a facebook page, a kidney for linda that caught amber mcintyre's attention. >> you know how it is. go to work. sit down. going through the phone. and scrolling through the news feed. the page popped up. to this day, i don't know why. i had no affiliation with it. nobody i know had affiliation. moved by her story, the 37-year-old mother of four volunteered to qualify keeping in touch with demming throughout the process. >> every time i called. passed my genetic testing. hey, the cross match went
through. >> you are getting emotional. >> i cried every time she called. i would jump up and down. i don't know what word i can say to her. i can say thank you, that just doesn't cover it. she is giving me life, she is giving me my life. >> why did you want to do this? >> it literally boils done to the fact that they is the right thing to do. from the moment i knew i was a match. i knew this would happen. >> how about a toat? >> yes. >> for demming, a chance to experience life on her own terms. >> what will you do with all the free time? >> i don't know. i'm just going to live my life. >> and that's the "cbs overnight news" for this wednesday. for some of you, the news continues.
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